This B&H Litepanels MiniPlus Tungsten Flood DV Camera Kit for Sony contains everything the gun-and-run videographer needs to get started using on-hand batteries. The MiniPlus fixture contains a 140 LED array configured for a 50 degree beam spread. The included Sony battery adapter plate allows you to power the light with your Sony "L" and "M" series batteries as well as Panasonic VW-VBD1 and Hitachi VMBP13A batteries. The kit also includes a set of CTB gel conversion filters to balance your tungsten balanced fixture with daylight sources and a Mini Ball Mount Adapter for greater flexibility when the MiniPlus is used on-camera.
About Litepanels: Litepanels was at the vanguard of a lighting revolution which resulted in innovative fixtures which are used widely in broadcast, Pro A/V, on film sets and for news gathering applications. The benefits of using a Litepanels LED are many. The low-profile fixtures made of robust materials are virtually heat-free, allowing users to squeeze a light into tight places without harming the talent in front of the camera. Each LED in the fixture's array is actually a tiny lens which can be constructed to yield a flood or spot beam of light (sometimes both) and a variety of color temperatures.
Litepanels LEDs are HD friendly, meaning that they provide a soft but crisp quality of light without revealing harsh surface details on subjects, which would be made apparent by HD's incredible sharpness.
Litepanels products are a deep shade of green, that is, extremely eco-friendly. The LED source typically lasts up to 50,000 hours, is virtually maintenance-free and runs on 5% of the power it takes for traditional fixtures. That means less air-conditioning on sets, less wattage consumed and no lamp replacement cost. That is one very light carbon footprint!
Litepanels MiniPlus heads feature an output control knob for instant dimming from 100 - 0%, with minimal color shift. Output is fully flicker-free and heat-free, and remains consistent, even as the battery voltage goes down.
Litepanels MiniPlus is three times more efficient than a conventional tungsten camera light. And, it's easy to handle because it's virtually heat-free.
The Litepanels MiniPlus head features a smart rectangular silhouette, conveniently suited to widescreen format. Measuring just 6.75 x 2.25 x 1.25" (175 x 55 x 30 mm), the head weighs only 9.6 ounces (0.36 kg). With its black anodized finish and sleek design, the housing blends in with modern desktops. In fact, it is so unobtrusive that it is often used on desktops in-frame. But looks aren't everything. Built for long life, the system is protected by a tough cast aluminum housing.
Produces bright, soft light
50,000+ hour bulb life
Minimal color shift when dimming
DC-Run from battery, camera or car (10 - 30V)
AC-Run from adapter (100 - 240V)
Handsome rectangular design
Integral gel frame fits neatly on face of units
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Litepanels MiniPlus Tungsten Flood DV Camera Kit for Sony Review